I don’t know how things are in your corner of the world, but here where we live, it felt more like May than February. All weekend, we had temperatures in the very pleasant range from the high 60’s to the low 70’s. We also had sunshine to go along with it and further perpetuate the myth that Winter is over. I can’t remember ever having unseasonable weather like this in February. On Saturday, we set a record for the temperature high.
Of course, we couldn’t let this weather pass and not take advantage of it. We took longer than usual walks with the dogs, along with a few extra drives with the windows down. All of the dogs loved it, even though it meant Morgan had to go a lot earlier than usual to miss everyone else out enjoying the same thing we were. Let’s just say that life is easier when she doesn’t get to greet her adoring public.
I noticed a lot more people and dogs out and about, and I can’t say that I blame them. We were out at different times than usual just to make the most of it, and I’m sure others were too. It felt like we were all coming out of hibernation.
The one thing that really struck me, though, was how happy everyone looked. It wasn’t just the people, either. The dogs we saw all looked as ecstatic as their humans. I hadn’t realized just how unhappy people had been appearing to me until I saw everyone looking so blissful.
I’m not sure how long our fair weather will last. I don’t think it’s possible that it will stay this warm and perfect until Spring, but I do plan to enjoy it while it’s here. It’s like Mother Nature knew we needed a gift to help us get through this time and gave us a little break. I am surprised by how much it has helped all of us.
We’re tired from all the fresh air and sunshine, but in that wonderful way that gives you the most peaceful sleep you’ve had in ages. It reminded me of the days of childhood when my dog and I played all day and then I slept without a care in the world. No wonder we love these little gifts from the universe. None of us, human or canine, are immune to its charms, nor do we want to be. Going back to reality is going to bite us in the tail, though.